Today we’ve got ourselves a deep song by Altius Volantis. According to himself this is the most personal song he ever made and you can hear that in the track. The song starts out with thunder and a piano that slowly gets louder and is sure to drive a chill down your spine, another piano joins in and now it’s clearly audible how much heart went into this song. The song gets increasingly more complicated with more instruments joining in but still keeps the chilling tone and you can hear your own scars rising to the song. This song will bring out the scars all of us live with an reminds us not only of their existence but also of how we lived with them and overcame them and shows us no matter how big your scars have no matter what effect they have on you and others you will overcome them.
Lukas Vokrinek brings us this amazing Ambient song that puts you at ease as soon as you put it on. Had a stressful day at work or was your teacher unbearable again? We all know we have those days where we want nothing more than just lean back and maybe just take a nap for some time, Lukas brings us the perfect song for exactly that, the calming piano accompanied by a lot of sounds you hear in the forest in the evening make this the perfect song to just lean back, close your eyes and think of nothing other than the forest and its critters for a few minutes.
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Whirlwind is not just a drummer in this fandom, oh no, my fellow bronies. He is quite the musical storyteller. It takes special talent to take real dreams and translate them into relatable music. His debut album tells a story of his OC seeing Equestria. It’s amazing to me how much MLP:FiM means so much to people, and how dreams like this can translate into music such as this. The elements in use are there, creative uses of ambient, electronia, IDM. even a bit of drone, D&B and even glitch-hop. These all bring out the experience of so many ups and downs, drama-filled excitement or moments of peaceful bliss. Whirlwind alone should be commended in the creative experimentation of electronic music that he’s trying to break into, but enough of me talking… Let’s have a listen.
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Inbetween YouTube releases from the recent album Reimagined, Nicolas presents us a brand new original track that has the concept of Luna tearing the nightmare, escaping the darkness! More details in the description on YouTube! Nicolas definitely succeeded to bring the concept to life, with a rich experience of sound that would work well as an OST track for a scene depicting those events as well!
Toothpaste is great at finding creative ways to make a song fun. Mares of Mastery in Their Craft is a chilled out track dedicated to the masters of relaxation – the spa ponies! Toothpaste uses a very Japanese style of instrumentation and composition combined with a slow drum beat to create a calm track that never drags. Unique and soothing, Toothpaste has added another standout track to their great repertoire!
Somber and dark begins this ballad from the community veterans Mathematicus & And the Rainfall. Minimal, ambient noises and the beautiful raw sound of one guitar then acts as the backbone of the first verse. This seven-minute masterpiece consists of endlessly progressive and complex collages of electronic sounds characterized by a beat-heavy rhythm and refreshing modulations. And not to mention, this piece has one of the most poetic and understated outros I’ve ever listened to. Along with that, this song is a part of the compilation album The Rest of Our Lives. All proceeds gained from the album go toward coronavirus relief.
Freewave, as a collaborator in the album “The Rest of Our Lives”, brings you an ambient piece titled Twilight Sleeps Loudly. These three minutes of tranquility are remindful of the ambient heritage of Brian Eno. The zen in this piece comes from huge swells combined with pillows of noise, accompanied by echos of string sections. Proceeds from the album in which this piece is a soothsayer in go to coronavirus relief.
By reading the genres of this track, and who it is from, you should already know that it’s gonna be interesting. Merging aliases and influences, DAϟH crafted an Ambient experience that has dark and gritty aspects to it, and it makes it all the more pertaining to the theme of being stuck on the moon. A creative progression of many wonders to appreciate!
Another compilation makes its way into the fandom in the form of The Rest of Our Lives, a tribute to the show and fandom. The album contains 13 diverse tracks from various musicians across various genres such as Tw3Lv3, Replacer, Ditherer and Evdog just to name a few. The opening track, Remembering (Origin & Depth) by Space Horse Manifesto is an atmospheric rock song that stretches across 7 minutes and goes from being a spacey, ambient rock piece to having full-on funky electronic pop influences halfway through. The very next track is River of Dismay, Tw3Lv3’s first of four appearances on the album and an emotional drum n’ bass track that utilizes a piano to create beautiful soundscapes, making it one of the album’s highlights. Stand-out tracks are the previously mentioned Remembering and River of Dismay, loophoof and Tw3Lv3’s remix of the SoGreatandPowerful classic On My Own, Evdog‘s Through the Veil, an uplifting rock track with soaring vocals and lyrics with references to the show and its characters, and Freewave‘s Twilight Sleeps Loudly, an ambient piece that feels like the soundtrack to Twilight taking a much deserved rest after earning her title as the ruler of Equestria. Overall, this compilation serves as a lovely sendoff to the show and while it’s not as diverse or prolific as fellow compilations Ponies At Dawn or VibePoniez, there’s enough unique songs that anyone can find enjoyment in. All donations made towards the album will be put towards the Brony Thank You Fund, a charity which is currently providing supplies to mask makers during the COVID-19 outbreak.
In a clash of the titans, track 70 from Ponies at Dawn: Ignite sees orchestral musicians Frozen Night and Michael Picher unite to create something worth marvelling. In The Everfree Torch Light is an ambient orchestral piece with lots of mysterious and adventurous vibes all around, featuring those signature Frozen Night ambient quirks. The phases this track goes through are spectacular, showcasing a dark vibe as if the weather’s taking a turn for the worse but then adding a brief build up 3 minutes in with some optimistic percussion additions. Overall, this track goes to show that two heads are better than one, and Frozen Night’s collabs never disappoint!